Viacom International Studios

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The 88,000-square-foot studio will serve production for network brands, such as Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central. Their goals to help “global productions in multiple languages.” Including daily scripted series, music special, game shows and short-form content for mobile and digital platforms.

Viacom is already produced shows for  Nickelodeon’s telenovela Every Witch Way, Grachi, Talia in the Kitchen,  and I am Frankie.

“We have had terrific success with the recent live-action productions we have coming from Miami, and we are very excited to be committed to doing more,” said Cyma Zarghami, president Viacom Kids and Family “We are constantly looking for new creative ideas and content formats that allow us to tell stories in a completely different way, and this facility will certainly forward that effort.”

The studio has two 15,000-square-foot sound stages, 12 post-production rooms, 16 dressing rooms, 6-star dressing room, two make-up rooms, two-green rooms, production offices, commissary seating for up to 200. Warehouse space with wardrobe rooms with washing and dryers and rooms to accommodate other places such as boardrooms.

This is a great for filmmaking too. Florida is a beautiful state, and they have beautiful location shots including the beaches. Check them out here. And here too.

Sources say by one of the actors, the building is built over a gravesite. So, if it is big, and covers a lot of space. It took over a grave site.

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Tim Conway He Made us Laugh

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Tim Conway, the six-time Emmy winning for The Carol Burnett Show, he has won for best writing and performance of the show, is battling dementia.

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Conway’s wife, Charlene is planning to move him out of the excellent skilled nursing facility he is currently at and place him in one that won’t give him access to registered nurses at all times. His caregiver and speech therapist is helping him swallowing food.

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Kelly. Conway’s daughter mention that her dad cannot provide for his personal needs anymore. His health and food are not good. He can’t dress anymore. He is totally unresponsive.

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Tim Conway is a graduate of Chagrin Falls High. He went to Bowling Green State University in 1956. He joined the army for two years. In 1959, he was hired to write promotional spots at KYW ( now WKYC), where he met Ernie Anderson hosted a program called Horror host Ghoulardi, the two became close friends and partners.  

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Sally Rogers, “The Dick Van Dyke Show” spotted Conway during a visit to Cleveland. She raved about him to Steve Allen, who hired Conway for his NBC show. “McHale’s Navy” followed in 1964, then “The Carol Burnett Show.”

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Conway was a writer and performer for The Carol Burnett show in which he won six Emmys from the show. He was a brilliant comedic writer and performer. He made appearances in Married… With Children, Mad About You, Glee, Two and a Half Men and Mike & Molly.

Please pray for Tim Conway’s Health.

 

Freaky Friday The Musical

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People may like it, or people will love it and before we swap our bodies with our children, make sure they take a bath. This version of Freaky Friday the musical is one of the best, and it is based on a Broadway play in 2016. The musical numbers were fantastic and entirely different than the rest of the remakes from the past.  The previous movies were 1976 with Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster, 1995 Shelly Long and Gabby Hoffman, and 2003 Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan. They should make another one, and this time with guys in the leading roles, that would be more interesting to watch.

Heidi Blickenstaff

Heidi Blickenstaff is a Tony Award Nominee for Something Rotten (2015), and she had a recurring role as Katherine, the mother, in the stage version of Freaky Friday at the Signature Theater in Arlington, Virginia. She is fantastic in it.

Cozi Zuehlsdorff

Cozi Zuehlsdorf, she wrote the opening song to Freaky Friday at the beginning of the movie in the title sequence. She is known for Dolphin tale 1 & 2, (2011 & 2014) and she has been seen in numerous in commercials and tv shows. She is fantastic. I hope she gets a recurring role on TV where she can display her talent.  

Jason Maybaum

Jason Maybaum he is known for Raven’s Home on the Disney Channel as Levi.

Alex Désert

Alex Désert is best known in Station 19 on ABC, Alexander and the Terrible no good, Very Bad day, The Flash CW (2016 – 2017), and Invisible sister (2015)

Ricky He

Ricky He, he is known for Trial & Error (2018) NBC, and Blurt (2018)

Dara Rene

Dara Rene this is her first Disney movie, and she was fantastic.  

As you may know, the mother and her rebellious 16-year old daughter swap bodies through the magical power of a treasure hourglass. When it accidentally shatters, they must search for a matching hourglass in a game called The Hunt where high schoolers go hunting around the community to find treasures in the city. And possibly find the hourglass so they can return to their own bodies within one day. It’s entirely different from the previous movies, but the plot remains the same. An interesting take of the film.

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So watch the musical version of Freaky Friday! It is currently playing on the Disney Channel.

Strangers Things

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Do you believe in ESP? Mutant powers? Did you know Stranger Things explore the concept of ESP during the 1970’s and 1980’s, which is basically true. The government were testing people that they had ESP to spy on other countries, this is way before the internet ever invented.

Eleven, Millie Bobby Brown, Emmy nominated actress for Stranger Things, has a psychic ability able to manipulate objects. Her castmates are

 

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Winona Ryder, David Harbor, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Natalia Dryer, Caleb McLaughlin, Charlie Heaton, Gaten Matarazoo, and Sadie Sink.

According to the producer of the show, it is based on place in Montauk, New York called Camp Hero; it’s a secret government facility that conducts human experiment testing to fight in the Cold War, mainly it’s ESP and the supernatural.

If you haven’t seen it check the DVDs here.

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The new season will start between 2018 and 2019.

13 Reason Why: Season one – The Review

A teenage girl named Hannah Baker kills herself and leaves behind a set of cassette tapes which identify 13 reasons—and accordingly, 13 people—from her high school who she considers responsible for her suicide. The story is told over the course of 13 episodes, in flashbacks from Hannah’s point of view and from the present-day perspective of another student, Clay, who had a crush on Hannah and spends most of the show grappling with the secrets he learns on the tapes and confronting the people involved.

I have seen all of the episodes, and it is quite intriguing to watch, and it is worth seeing it again before the new season starts soon. The actors and the story are incredible and compelling and good looking too. It’s mesmerizing to watch happens next.

Get 13 Reasons Why: Season One

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Ballers Season 3 Review

Dwayne Johnson stars as Spencer Strasmore, a retired NFL player who must navigate his new career of choice as the financial manager of other NFL players while dealing with the possibility that his football career has left him with a traumatic brain injury.

I have seen, and it is a funny and interesting show to watch. It had me laughing. Get the DVD and binge the series before Season four starts this summer!

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Black Lightning

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As you may know the CW’s The Black Lightning premiere this week. It is based on DC comic that premiere in 1970’s. Black Lightning is DC Comics’ first African American superhero and the first to star in their own series for the DC imprint. It is not part of the Arrowverse.

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Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce / Black Lightning: A retired superhero with the ability to harness and control electricity who becomes a headmaster to a prep school called Garfield High School. He returns to fighting crime thanks to his daughter and the threat of a star student being recruited by a local gang.

His children got superheroes too.

China Anne McClain

China Anne McClain as Jennifer Pierce: Jefferson’s younger daughter who is an independent, outspoken scholar-athlete with a wild streak of her own. She too possesses powers.  A former Disney stars.

Nafessa Williams

Nafessa Williams as Anissa Pierce / Thunder: Jefferson’s older daughter who is in medical school and teaches part-time at Jefferson’s school.  She is a metahuman like her father, and eventually fights crime as Thunder.

Christine Adams

Christine Adams as Lynn Pierce: Jefferson’s ex-wife.

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Damon Gupton as William Henderson: A veteran detective inspector with the police, who becomes an unlikely ally to Jefferson, despite his role in the community.

Be sure to watch Black Lightning on the CW on Tuesday night right after the Flash and check out the other superheroes on the CW too. Be a hero be a superhero before you do that you need powers.